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The thrilling new novel, inspired by the events at Jonestown in the 1970s.

It’s the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Minister’s daughter. Atheist. Independent woman. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart. 

Following her conscientious-objector husband, Lenny, to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. Yet she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny’s passive ways - and anxious for a saviour. 

Enter the Reverend Jim Jones, the dynamic leader of a revolutionary new church....

Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Beautiful Revolutionary explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader who would destroy so many. It follows Evelyn as she is pulled into Jones’ orbit - an orbit it would prove impossible for her to leave.

©2018 Laura Elizabeth Woollett (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Utterly intoxicating...Woollett is electric." (Sarah Schmidt, author of See What I Have Done)

"Laura Elizabeth Woollett is an immense talent." (Kayla Rae Whitaker, author of The Animators)

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Well written, well read, editing not up to scratc

An unbelievable story, an amazing story in real life translated into this book based on the real story. A real eye opener

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powerful

What an amazing tale of Jones Town, i remember the situation on the news and have struggled to comprehend how it happened!
this story provides good insight of blind following- wanting to believe in something good

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